Bitter Eastern Conference rivals are reacquainted tonight when the Pacers visit the Heat in an NBA schedule 2013 live stream free game on ESPN. According to a Dec.17 NBA.com report, LeBron James is a game-time decision as he nurses a sprained ankle.
American Airlines Arena in Key Biscayne, Fla., will be the site for the second meeting of the season between the Central Division leading (20-4) Indiana Pacers and the No.1 team in the Atlantic Division, the (18-6) Miami Heat.
Opening tipoff is scheduled for tonight at 7:10 p.m. EST (6:10 p.m. CST/5:10 p.m. MST/4:10 p.m. PST) live (nationally) on ESPN and (locally) on FS-Indiana and SunSports-Miami.
A free live stream feed of this Pacers-Heat game is also available by visiting WatchESPN/ESPN3. This online feed gets underway at the top of the hour, and is available for compatible on a desktop, tablet, mobile phone and other internet-operated devices.
Coming as a bit of a surprise, NBA oddsmakers give the Miami Heat the nod over the Indiana Pacers tonight despite the fact that LBJ may not be able to play. The defending champs are favorites by a bucket [-2½] against the Pacers [+2½], while the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 188 points.
Pacers vs. Heat 2013 Consensus Prior to ESPN Game Time
- Indiana Spread: 56 percent.
- Miami Spread: 44 percent.
- OVER: 51 percent.
- UNDER: 49 percent.
NBA Schedule 2013 Trends Prior to Free Live Stream
- IND is 8-0 ATS in their last eight games playing on one days rest.
- OVER is 5-0 in IND's last five road games versus teams with a home-winning percentages of greater than .600.
- UNDER is 4-0 in IND's last four versus a team with a winning straight-up records.
- UNDER is 4-0 in MIA's last four versus teams with a winning straight-up records.
- OVER is 4-0 in MIA's last four home games.
- UNDER is 6-0 in MIA's last six home games versus teams with road-winning percentages of greater than .600.
- UNDER is 4-0 in the last four meetings between IND-MIA.
You cannot afford to miss tonight's NBA schedule 2013 showdown of division leaders, as the Indiana Pacers visit the Miami Heat at the AAA. Watch all the action on your TV by tuning to ESPN at the game time schedule above, or visit WatchESPN to catch a free live stream of this epic rivalry.